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Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Filed under: Bail, Money/Property, Bail Bonds
Community Funds, Federal Legislation Challenging Bail System from Different Angles by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Kalief Browder was a 16-year-old arrested in New York City in 2012 on charges of stealing a backpack. The charges were later dismissed, but not before he sat in jail on Rikers Island for ...
Article • September 12, 2017
Arizona's No-Bail Constitutional Provision for Certain Sex Crimes Violates Federal Constitution, State Supreme Court Says by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 9, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court struck down a state constitutional provision which barred bail in certain sex offense cases where the alleged victim was under 15 ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Bail, Qualified Immunity
Ninth Circuit: Courtroom Deputy Entitled to Qualified, Not Absolute, Immunity by The Ninth Circuit has held that a courtroom deputy was not entitled to absolute immunity for shoving a bail enforcement agent from a courtroom. The appellate court also found, however, that the deputy was entitled to qualified immunity. Nevada ...
Article • August 7, 2017
Filed under: Strip Searches, Bail
$7,500,000 Class-Action Settlement for Illegal Strip-Searches in Camden, NJ by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A class-action, Fourth Amendment lawsuit originally filed by Laverne Hicks and Michael Velez, two New Jersey men who had each been stopped by state police for alleged traffic violations and subsequently strip-searched and jailed by ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Embattled Private Probation Company Ceases Operations by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In July 2016, Pathways community Corrections, a private probation company, announced that it had voluntarily ceased operations in Tennessee following a series of complaints, a federal lawsuit and an investigation by state officials that uncovered evidence the company ...
Publication • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Lobbying, Bail, Bail Bonds
ACLU - $elling Off Our Freedom, 2017 MAY 2017 $ELLING OFF OUR FREEDOM How insurance corporations have taken over our bail system CONTENTS Color Of Change and ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice would like to acknowledge: Katie Unger, who spearheaded the research and analysis for this report. Thanks to the ...
Affluenza Epidemic Rampant in Our Nation’s Criminal Justice System by Gary Hunter by Gary Hunter Af-flu-en-za /n. <L. affluentia, see AFFLUENCE + <LL. Influens, see INFLUENCE/: an acute and infectious disease caused by greed and favoritism in the judicial system and characterized by preferential treatment and lenient sentences for wealthy ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Bail, Bail Bonds
Increasing Number of Cities and States Enact Bail Reform – but is it Enough? by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Bail reform did not happen soon enough to save the life of Walter Scott, a forklift operator whose fatal shooting by a police officer intensified a national debate not only ...
Publication • June 7, 2017
Filed under: Bail, Bail Bonds
Color of Change - $elling Off Our Freedom, ACLU, 2017 MAY 2017 $ELLING OFF OUR FREEDOM How insurance corporations have taken over our bail system CONTENTS Color Of Change and ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice would like to acknowledge: Katie Unger, who spearheaded the research and analysis for this report. ...
Brief • 2017
Filed under: Strip Searches, Bail
Fonder v. Sheriff of Kankakee County, IL, Order Approving Settlement, Strip Search, 2017 2:12-cv-02115-CSB-EIL # 135 Page 1 of 3 E-FILED Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 02:51:25 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS URBANA DIVISION Darnell Fonder, et al., ...
USCCR Targeted Fines and Fees Against Communities of Color, 2017 TAR G E T E D FINE S AND FE E S AGAINS T CO MMUNIT IE S O F COLOR CIVIL RIGHT S & CON ST IT UT IONAL IMP LICAT IONS U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS SEPT 2017 ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Walker v. City of Calhoun, GA, Brief of Amicus Curiae, Indigent Arrestee Bail Debtors Prison, 2016 Case: 16-10521 Date Filed: 08/18/2016 No. 16-10521-HH Page: 1 of 34 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT _________________ MAURICE WALKER, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellee ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Lopez-Valenzuela v. Arpaio, AZ, Order, No Bail for Undocumented Immigrants, 2015 Case: 11-16487, 12/03/2015, ID: 9778457, DktEntry: 124, Page 1 of 19 FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT ANGEL LOPEZ-VALENZUELA; ISAAC CASTRO-ARMENTA, Plaintiffs - Appellants, DEC 03 2015 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS ...
Article • February 24, 2017
Our Bail System Is Leaving Innocent People To Die In Jail Because They’re Poor by When freedom is only available to those who can afford it, many end up paying with their lives. By Nick Wing, The Huffington Post Of the nearly 750,000 inmates confined in jails around the U.S. ...
Article • January 12, 2017
Chain Gang 2.0: If You Can’t Afford This GPS Ankle Bracelet, You Get Thrown In Jail by Eric Markowitz by Eric Markowitz, International Business Times On a recent broiling August day, Antonio Green, an out-of-work construction worker, sat in his living room, a folder full of receipts open across his legs. ...
Bail Fail - Why the U.S. Should End the Practice of Using Money for Bail, JPI, 2012 BAIL FAIL: Why the U.S. Should End the Practice of USING Money for BaiL JUSTICE POLICY INSTITUTE | SEPTEMBER 2012 2 justice policy institute CONTENTS 3 PART 1: INTRODUCTION 5 PART 2: BACKGROUND ...
Article • August 19, 2016
Filed under: Indigent Defense, Bail
Connecticut Supreme Court: Bail May Be Used to Protect Others by In an opinion handed down on November 3, 2015, the Supreme Court of Connecticut held that a man who had been acquitted by reason of insanity could be held in prison subject to a bond he could not afford ...
Publication • August 12, 2016
Pretrial Practice - Rethinking the Front End of the Criminal Justice System, CUNY JJC, 2015 Pretrial Practice: Rethinking the Front End of the Criminal Justice System A Report on the Roundtable on Pretrial Practice March 18–20, 2015 Pretrial Practice: Rethinking the Front End of the Criminal Justice System A Report ...
Publication • August 12, 2016
Pretrial Practice - Building a National Research Agenda for the Front End of the Criminal Justice System, CUNY JJC, 2015 Pretrial Practice: Building a National Research Agenda for the Front End of the Criminal Justice System A Report on the Roundtable to Develop a National Pretrial Research Agenda October 26-27, ...
Article • August 5, 2016
Indefinite Pre-incident Detention of Indigents by Mississippi Challenged in Class Action Law Suit by David Reutter A class action challenging the indefinite jailing of persons in a Mississippi’s Scott County Detention Center without indictment or representation by counsel was filed on September 23, 2014. The lead plaintiffs are indigents who ...
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